Pubs are distinguished as much by their interior decor, as by the beer and liquor they sell and the customers that mingle around the bar. These qualities combine to give a 'local' its particular appeal, with a draw far beyond its immediate locality. These very unique, idiosyncratic attributes of pubs, which were once taken for granted, are now in real danger of extinction, as bar chains with standardised designs and drinks' menus are rolled out across city centres and main streets.
Turning its back on the trend towards homogeneity of today's watering holes, "Pub Scene" celebrates the often exuberant, sometimes elegant decor, and always singular, wow factor of public drinking places, whether they are big or small, traditional or contemporary. In her engaging and anecdotal style, author Jane Peyton describes some of the world's best looking pubs, including British Victorian Gin Palaces, classic Art Nouveau Belgian cafe bars, Germany's Beloved bierkellers, Australia's amazing beachside beer-gardens and America's notable brew-pubs.